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MUD Studio in SOUTH AFRICA launching in April

Being a huge MUD supporter and having first being acquainted with the brand at IMATS 2 years ago, I know that the MUD brand has so much to offer in terms of not only makeup BUT education too. The fact that showrooms rolled out across the country throughout last few years, is great for professionals and consumers alike to have products with not only the best quality but great prices and multiple uses available which easily rival some of the other brand names that have dominated the South African shores for long. MUD is not just about a product that you buy and use though, they are about understanding, education and techniques of how to effectively use their products for the best results from the products you buy from them. NEW-MUD-STUDIO

This is because when MUD was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California their main focus was not just amazing products, it was about the education and world class training facilities. The MUD curriculum and teaching style is being made available locally in order to improve the quality of our professional makeup services, beauty salons, image consultants and training institutions and not to forget the end user consumer who will receive the best results from using the products correctly. Brenda Botha is the owner of the MUD South Africa brand and she has made it her mission to make sure that South Africa is not left behind in the dust with the renowned MUD standards of training. Hence the MUD Studio concept is launching in April and it something for everyone to get excited about. Continue reading

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#JOICO HAIR REJUVENATING SYSTEM

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get a JOICO Hair Rejuvenating System Treatment.

As I was having my hair washed and treated, MiMi, a JOICO hair consultant was telling me how the treatment worked with each step.  It was very informative, and it was great knowing what was actually happening to your hair.  Found out that the treatment puts back the 19 amino acids your hair needs.

Having the JOICO hair treatment done

Having the JOICO hair treatment done

MiMi then gave me a pamphlet showing me how the JOICO treatment worked on each hair strand.

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How it works

How it works

You’ll see that it’s a 4-step treatment.   It pretty much reconstructs your hair with real proteins and you can see in step 4 that products are available for you to purchase after your visit to the salon.  I’m not normally one to just believe in everything a product does, however this is a high-end product and not something mass-produced that you find in any store.  It’s definitely a quality product.  MiMi explained to me that very little product is actually needed due to it being concentrated.  So your shampoo & conditioner will last you very long.  However, nothing beats being pampered at the EDL Salon.

JOICO 4-step treatment has also been featured on;

BeautySouthAfrica

EverythingHAIR

JOICO South Africa Facebook

JOICO.com

You can also buy the products at the EDL on LYNNWOOD Hair & Beauty Salon.

EDL Hair and Beauty studio.
Shop No 5
255 Lynwood rd, Florents Heights Centre
Corner of Lynwood Rd and Brooklyn St, Brooklyn, Pretoria
Elaine De Lima: 079 49 709 45
Natalie Camara: 082 55 888 66

EDL LYNNWOOD FACEBOOK

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

Sandylashxx

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#GOODY BAG – WHAT DID I GET FROM THE KRYOLAN/EDL Hair & Beauty LAUNCH PARTY?

On the 24th January 2015 I attended the EDL Hair & Beauty Studio on Lynnwood and KRYOLAN launch party.

It was a fabulous affair indeed, there was lights, cameras and a lot of glamorous action.

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We were surrounded with champagne, delicacies, music, photographers, sexy cars, people, celebs of course and so much more.  The EDL store was open for business and tours for anyone at the launch.  The owners Natalie & Esidio Camara and Elaine & Danny de Lima can be extremely proud of what they’ve achieved with this salon.  Across the board is the consensus that this salon is totally different to any other in South Africa.  It is a clean, refreshing, vibrant, professional space with that European feeling, as it’s situated right next to AROMA.

You will always see the owners, manager,  the professional artists, hair stylists, nail and beauty therapists there.  Ready to make you feel very special.

Towards the end of the evening, some of us lucky women received a gift bag with lots of goodies in.   The items were:

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CONTENTS

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REVERSE LASER CLINIC DISCOUNT VOUCHER off my first laser session.

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INVISIBOBBLE, the traceless hair ring. INVISIBOBBLE YOUTBE

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KRYOLAN PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP MAGAZINE, CLEAR LIP GLOSS and HD MICRO FOUNDATION SMOOTHING FLUID.

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ENVIRON Hydrating oil capsules, cream cleanser, balancing masque, début, firming eye gel, voucher on my first environ facial treatment, a chance to win an Environ hamper and RAD antioxidant sunscreen sample.

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BABOR HSR lifting extra firming eye cream and daily hand cream.

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CATWALK FASHIONISTA violet shampoo and conditioner samples.

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EDL voucher for a SWEDISH BACK & NECK MASSAGE and a voucher for a LADIES CUT & blow wave.

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JOICO COLOR ENDURE shampoo and COLOR ENDURE VIOLET conditioner.

Here are some photos from the launch.

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I wish the EDL group many years of success! 

 For EDL contact info:

EDL CENTURION BRANCH FACEBOOK

EDL LYNNWOOD (featured in post) FACEBOOK

MuchLuv, BeBlessed

SandyN

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Emma Holten on Revenge Porn

Emma HoltenI stumbled across this video on The Guardian’s website. It is rather chilling. It features Danish activist against non-consensual pornography, Emma Holten and she shares her experience and how she managed to overcome the victim shaming and blaming and the impact of revenge porn in her life. The video I believe really deserves a watch BUT it may not be safe for work although its actually quite tame. Just a heads up to anyone who has a conservative boss or colleagues.

Just stop for a second and try to imagine… WAKING UP AND SEEING YOUR PICTURES OF YOUR NAKED BODY ALL OVER THE INTERNET? Maybe you are not one of those people who does the ‘nude’ image thing – fine, me either, but what else is potentially as damaging? Think about other things you’ve shared online, ‘in private’ that we wouldn’t want others to see – conversations, opinions, edited images of people you don’t like, thoughts about your bosswhatever and we are potentially exposing ourselves to greater harm. Just like in the case of nude pictures. In the hands of a malicious hacker, who is known or even unknown to you, there could be dire consequences….  Emma dealt with this in a unique way by addressing the issue head on with posing nude consensually which as she explains in the video a lot of people found counter intuitive however she explains that the deeper meaning behind doing it – she consented to it.

“Consent is key. I did this.

Just as rape and sex have nothing to do with each other;

Pictures shared with and without this consent are completely different things.

I don’t know if consensually posting nude images online is the solution to this debate but it certainly creates a stir and gets people to think about the greater picture (no pun intended). It certainly screams a lot of girl power… and let’s be honest this chick has balls! I believe this video is powerful in empowering others who have been in this situation.

What are your thoughts?

If you are interested in Emma’s personal blog, you can view it here.

xo flea143

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Movie Nights Just Got a Whole Lot Better

When was the last time that you went to the movies?  Its something that I’ve stopped doing because le boyfriend and I have an amazing television system at home and we can watch 3D movies if we wish. Sure we miss the latest releases until they are available on DVD but we still watch them – eventually. Going to movies was a huge part of the initial dating scene for us and we watched a lot of movies at the cinemas. We talk a lot about going to the IMAX cinemas when we were kids and always said that we would go to the movies if we could watch an IMAX movie. Well, good news for us because Ster Kinekor is launching a new IMAX cinema at Cape Gate on in December. This is following the successful launches of the IMAX theatres in Gateway in Durban and The Grove Mall in Pretoria. BRND_IMAX_CMYK_DPI300

Fiaz Mohomed, CEO of Ster-Kinekor Theatres explained,

Following the successful openings of our first two IMAX theatres at Gateway and The Grove, and their ongoing performance since then, we have been assessing a variety of sites for the next IMAX theatre. It was always our plan to open an IMAX cinema in Cape Town, and CapeGate was selected as the most feasible venue to accommodate the complex conversion. We believe this new cinema will prove as popular with local cinema audiences as our other two theatres.

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The public opening of the Cape Gate IMAX is on 11 December will feature a pre-release screening of the last of the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Tickets for an IMAX experience will be R99 each and the new breath taking cinema experiences will be made not-to-be-missed. Other exciting blockbuster titles to look out for launching on IMAX in the next few months – Exodus: Gods and Kings and Taken 3. A lot of things to look forward to over the upcoming holiday season and an IMAX experience to mix-up the date night routine is a fresh fun holiday date vibe this season!The Hobbit

To stay in the loop download the Ster Kinekor app on your mobile device for show times and scheduling a  booking or visit Ster Kinekor’s website, like them on Facebook or follow @sterkinekor on Twitter.

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